Oct 28, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OT 222 - Technology in Documentation and Research-Lab

Credit Hours: 1

A laboratory course designed to familiarize the student with use of technology within professional research and electronic documentation systems. Distance communication, virtual environments and telehealth/telemed technology to support performance, participation, and well-being of recipients of OT services will be covered. In addition, students will construct the following: treatment plans; progress notes; D/C summaries; and ADL and home assessments to ensure accountability of service provision and reimbursement services.

Course Outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • utilize the computer to access appropriate databases reflective of clinical and professional research;
  • articulate the importance of using statistics, tests, and measurements for the purpose of delivering evidence-based practice;
  • apply the use of technology in electronic documentation to effectively communicate to other health care providers and support the transfer of information;
  • apply the use of technology in distance communication, virtual environments, and telehealth/telemed to support performance, participation, and well being of individuals receiving OT services;
  • demonstrate documentation of OT services to ensure accountability of service provision and meet standards for reimbursement of services adhering to facility, governmental. and reimbursement agencies;
  • effectively document  and communicate the need and rationale for OT services to meet the standards for reimbursement;
  • describe the various reimbursement systems (i.e., federal, state, third party, private-payers) and documentation requirements that affect the practice of OT services;
  • write goals, progress notes, ADL assessments, and assessments;
  • write a discharge summary to demonstrate the need for termination of OT services when stated outcomes have been achieved or it has been determined that they could not be achieved;
  • articulate the importance of how scholarly activities and literature contribute to the development of the profession;
  • effectively locate and discuss information, including the of information;
  • identify how scholarly activities can be used to professional practice, service delivery, and /or professional issues; and
  • demonstrate the skills to read and understand a report.

Prerequisites: EN 110, OT 160
F (N)

*Computer literacy is required prior to admission in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, either through life experience or as a remedial course such as CS 101.